Head coach of real Madrid Zinedine Zidane commented on the defeat from Manchester city (1:2) in the match of 1/8 final of the Champions League:
“We deserve high marks for this season. Monitor lizard not to blame. We just go on with heads raised, to new goals. We told our guys. There is no need to justify this match. We gave everything, but sometimes this is not enough.
We can’t be happy today, but that’s football. We must accept this defeat. We had chances, we just couldn’t convert them. Everything else this season, we are 95% managed.
When the team loses, everyone is looking for reasons. Yes, Vinicius could play, but today was the turn of other players. Hazard right, he did what he needed to do. He felt good physically, felt no pain.
Overall, it was a good season. We didn’t have enough detail. As for me and next season, now need to rest, and then we’ll see. While I’m the coach of Madrid “real”. I’m here. I’m in.
When you lose, you have to admit that this cause is not enough. The key in this confrontation became lost us the first match. We had the opportunity to change the course of the game, especially in the second half, when the score was 1:1. I think we could have scored more. But we are not looking for excuses. I congratulate with the victory and thank your guys for the work done.
I want to concentrate on the positive things. Well, it’s not the best way to finish the season, but we have to accept defeat. We lost at home and away. So you just need to congratulate the city and move on. We tried to change the course of the game, but we failed.”